Woman Dies After Gruesome Halloween Stabbing

CHICAGO (STMW) — A man was so enraged over a missing bag of candy he plunged a knife into a woman multiples times on Halloween. He was arrested and charges are expeced to be upgraded for him after her death Saturday night.

Maria Adams, 49, of 8214 S. May St. was stabbed multiple times at 7150 S. Winchester Ave. on Halloween, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Adams was pronounced dead Saturday at 9:05 p.m. at John H. Stroger JR. Hospital of Cook County, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Her acquaintance, Ledell Peoples, 55, of 7100 block of South Winchester, was arrested that day after allegedly stabbing her and charged with attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

Peoples became engaged about a missing bag of Halloween candy and plunged a knife into Adams multiple times, said Mirabelli.

At some point during their fight, a plate was thrown and Peoples suffered a cut over his eye, said the officer. He was treated at Holy Cross Hospital for the laceration, according to a police News Affairs release.

Peoples was booked into Cook County Jail Thursday where a judge ordered him held on $2 million bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

An autopsy is expected later Sunday and charges are expected to be upgraded.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • ray

    No death penalty. Have a nice day.

  • Disgusted with CBS

    What the hell is going on over there at CBS. Today, there has been a blitz of comment deletions. What about it CBS?????

  • Keyshawn Demarious Washington

    Ize be wantin my damn candy!!! Why the hell do so many negroids feel the urge to commit murder over a minor disagreement??

  • WhiteKnight1488

    Typical n166ers! Let’s make a Mississippi windchime boys!

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